October 25, 2016 Subject:
Had me at 'Written by Robert Towne'
The future Oscar-winner for 70's masterpiece, Chinatown, plays anti-hero Martin under a stage name, and deals with dated 50's morality in what should have been a menage a trois with the gorgeous leading lady and her handsome husband. But of course, it came out in 1960 and even though the mainstream Hollywood effort The World, The Flesh & The Devil hinted at such an arrangement just the year before, director Roger Corman had to go all conventional just to get this into the drive-ins. End result is like an extended Outer Limits episode which cries out for a remake. Very nice use of Puerto Rican locations and good photography are pluses. The sci-fi elements are only incidental.
April 26, 2010 Subject:
The story is good. Very touchy.
December 27, 2009 Subject:
What should have been a compelling movie, given the storyline instead turned out to be boring movie centered on the last 3 surviving people on earth.Only the husband seemed to grip the magnitude of the situation by preparing for the future, while the wife was content to flirt with the lawyer and drink all day.One of the many unbelievable scenes was with the two men fighting over a car and boat.HELLO,YOU ARE THE LAST PEOPLE ON EARTH-TAKE WHAT YOU WANT !!!!I also couldn't believe they never really seemed curious as to what happened, instead they just focused on themselves.The stupid wife even entertained the notion of having a baby.In the words of Jay Sherman, the critic, "IT STINKS"
October 10, 2009 Subject:
Boring movie!! If you want to watch two men chasing a woman, watch 'Some Like It Hot'.
July 15, 2009 Subject:
'Last Woman On Earth' is well done
Black and white, 1960 production, a cast with no memorable names, an improbable plot: a pretty good film. We have the eternal triangle of two men and one woman, all with feelings toward each other. No one can afford to be on the sidelines. How would you handle the situation?
August 9, 2006 Subject:
Budget character drama.
I must admit, I'm a fan of the low budget. And this feature, shot during Roger Corman's Cuba vacation, is about as low budget as you can get. Three principal actors, two males and a female, all heterosexual. Apocalypse. Fun. Thought provoking. Somewhat abrupt ending. But definitely worth seeing.
February 26, 2006 Subject:
less a sci fi film (there's no special fx or monsters) then a horror film presents paradise with one problem - there's two adams and only one eve.
And Corman is superb in varying scenes so it doesn't become a talkathon- characters begin with best intentions but that old demon changes them, hubby becomes moody and possesive while the other guy gets saintly.
Last, climactic scene runs a little too long but I give it the fifth star because the ending is lifelike and not artificially comforting
- a lovers triangle story- where instead of the cli-che'd "Characters overcome difficulty" it's the other way around